December 14, 2017

New Resource Provides Healthcare Cost Estimates For California Residents

From the California Dept. of Insurance:

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, together with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Consumer Reports, [recently] announced today the launch of California Healthcare Compare, a web-based tool that offers quality and price information in a consumer-focused, easy-to-use website.

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California Healthcare Compare allows consumers to compare hospital and medical group quality in the areas of maternity care, hip and knee replacement, back pain, colon cancer screening, and diabetes to help consumers make informed decisions about where to seek care. The site also reveals estimated regional costs for more than 100 different medical procedures or conditions ranging from appendicitis to prostate cancer, illustrating dramatic price differences depending on where you seek care. To enhance consumers’ knowledge of the healthcare system, Consumer Reports provides expert tips and advice on how to navigate the healthcare system.

Direct to California Healthcare Compare

See Also: Database FAQ and Additional Info

See Also: Additional Price Info Resources For Specific States and National (via Consumer Reports)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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